Studies in the history of law and justice. 2198-9842 ; 13.
This book examines how the nation - and its (fundamental) law - are 'sensed' by way of various aesthetic forms from the age of revolution up until our age of contested democratic legitimacy. Contemporary democratic legitimacy is tied, among other things, to consent, to representation, to the identity of ruler and ruled, and, of course, to legality and the legal forms through which democracy is structured. This book expands the ways in which we can understand and appreciate democratic legitimacy. If (democratic) communities are "imagined" this book suggests that their "rightfulness" must be "sensed" - analogously to the need for justice not only to be done, but to be seen to be done. This book brings together legal, historical and philosophical perspectives on the representation and iconography of the nation in the European, North American and Australian contexts from contributors in law, political science, history, art history and philosophy. .
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Chapter 1. Introduction Part I: Revolution, Constitution, Republic Chapter 2. Monument, Portrait, Tableau: Making Sense of and With Jacques Louis David's Tennis Court Oath Chapter 3. The Quest for the Decisive Constitutional Moment (DCM) Chapter 4. Courbet and the Nude Republican Master Part II: The Aesthetic Constitution of Office Chapter 5. Justice Petrified: The Seat of the Italian Supreme Court between Law, Architecture and Iconography Chapter 6. Visual Rhetoric as "a Space-in-between": Semiotic Account of French Official Presidential Photographs Part III: Untimely Reflections on the Nation's Law Chapter 7. A Hypothesis on the Genealogy of the Motto "In God We Trust" and the Emergence of the Identity of the Church.-Chapter 8. Here and Now: From "Aestheticizing Politics" to "Politicizing Art" Part IV: Out of Many, One Chapter 9. Appreciation or Appropriation? An Indigenous Moment in the American Numismatic Narrative (1999-2009). Chapter 10. Internormative Gastronomies: Law, Nation and Identity Part V: Consensus Chapter 11. Aesthetic Mediation: Towards Legitimate Power.
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